24 November 2000
Fuel protesters admit defeat?
By FWi staff
FUEL protesters appear to have admitted defeat in their battle with the Government, reports The Times.
At a meeting at Castle Donnington, Leicestershire, leaders pulled back from organising any further protests.
Instead, the Fuel Forum they said they would keep up a dialogue with the Government.
A protest convoy to London in November failed to attract the same public support as blockades of oil refineries in September.
Concessions by Chancellor Gordon Brown in the pre-Budget statement persuaded some farmers leaders to call for an end to protests.
- 15 November 2000
Convoy – damp squib or sad victory?, FWi, 15 November, 2000
- Fuel protest descends on London, FWi, 14 November, 2000
- The Times 24/11/2000 page 13